Contributions and issues are most welcome! All issues and pull requests are handled through github on the ambitioninc repository. Also, please check for any existing issues before filing a new one. If you have a great idea but it involves big changes, please file a ticket before making a pull request! We want to make sure you don’t spend your time coding something that might not fit the scope of the project.

Running the tests

To get the source source code and run the unit tests, run:

git clone git://
cd django-deletion-side-effects
virtualenv env
. env/bin/activate
python install
coverage run test
coverage report --fail-under=100

While 100% code coverage does not make a library bug-free, it significantly reduces the number of easily caught bugs! Please make sure coverage is at 100% before submitting a pull request!

Code Quality

For code quality, please run flake8:

pip install flake8
flake8 .

Code Styling

Please arrange imports with the following style

# Standard library imports
import os

# Third party package imports
from mock import patch
from django.conf import settings

# Local package imports
from deletion_side_effects.version import __version__

Please follow Google’s python style guide wherever possible.

Building the docs

When in the project directory:

pip install -r requirements/docs.txt
python build_sphinx
open docs/_build/html/index.html

Release Checklist

Before a new release, please go through the following checklist:

  • Bump version in deletion_side_effects/

  • Add a release note in docs/release_notes.rst

  • Git tag the version

  • Upload to pypi:

    pip install wheel
    python sdist bdist_wheel upload

Uploading to pypi can be accomplished by running python

Vulnerability Reporting

For any security issues, please do NOT file an issue or pull request on github! Please contact with the GPG key provided on Ambition’s website.